Indie Lens Pop-Up is a media project that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. The project, which features films seen on PBS's Independent Lens, draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most - from newsworthy topics to family, relationships, and more.

 





JANUARY 2018 FEATURED FILM

I Am Not Your Negro

Thu, Jan. 11 @ 2pm
The African American Museum of Southern Illinois
(located inside the University Mall in Carbondale)

Im not a negro
I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. The film draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. Learn more.



2017-2018 FILM SCREENINGS


Tell Them We Are Rising
Sun, Feb. 11 at 2:30pm

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. Stanley Nelson's film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice. Learn more.
  
Dolores
Sun, Mar. 25 at 2:30pm

With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt's Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. Learn more.



Photo: Dolores Huerta press conference-1975.
Credit: Walter P. Reuther Library Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs Wayne State University.


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